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Pure Adventures Travel Scouts: travel the world for less with our new program


At Pure Adventures, we like to reward our loyal travelers with extra perks (our Repeat Travelers booking incentive is one way). It’s our way of thanking you for your support for choosing us to help your plan your vacation. But we have come up with a brand new program that you’re sure to love! We’re calling it Travel Scouts, and ... Read More »

Three New Tours for 2016: Tuscany, Rioja, Dordogne oh my!

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Jan. 20, 2016 – The pioneer of self-guided cycling vacations, Pure Adventures (, announces three new self-guided bicycle tours of Italy’s Tuscany, France’s Dordogne and Spain’s La Rioja regions. Food, wine and history extraordinaire are key elements of these tours that offer cyclists the luxury of traveling at their own pace and pausing when and where they wish, ... Read More »

A Personal Account of Cycling in the Lot Region of France

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Below is a ‘post’ written by a recent traveler with Pure Adventures, who also happens to be a regular traveler with us year in and year out.  We love to get these kinds of stories and accounts of our traveler’s experiences.  It wasn’t written for Pure to post to the public per se, Patricia just shared it with us.  When ... Read More »

French Holiday Delicacies

French Holiday Delicacies   When it comes to fine food and delectable cuisine, the French certainly know a thing or two.  From escargot to Coq au Vin to mouthwatering pastries and perfectly aged cheese, a trip to France is always a delicious gastronomical journey.  The holidays are no exception, as highly anticipated traditional dishes make their appearances at parties and ... Read More »

3 Must Visit Towns in Loire Valley France

3 Must Visit Towns in Loire     Given France’s size and diversity, there are certainly plenty of destinations within for visitors to choose from.  But if it’s an authentic experience you seek, the Loire Valley embodies all of the charm and magic that one could envision about France.  From imposing castles to quaint, friendly villages to sprawling vineyards which ... Read More »

5 Foods to Try in Provence France

5 Foods to Try in Provence     Of all the beautiful places to visit in France, Provence is perhaps among the most exquisite.  Its perfect combination of old-fashioned cities, historical benchmarks, breathtaking landscapes and delightful weather make this charming region a top destination for travelers.  One of Provence’s many pleasures is the delectable cuisine enjoyed there.  Here are five ... Read More »

Souvenirs from France – Dordogne Gastronomy

Souvenirs from France – Dordogne Gastronomy     Located between the beautiful Loire Valley and the towering Pyrenees Mountains, the French department of Dordogne offers all the charm and ambiance visitors could expect from this elegant country.  In fact, there are over 1,500 castles in Dordogne alone as well as breathtakingly beautiful countryside and quaint, friendly villages.  It’s exactly what ... Read More »

Normandy Foodie Highlights in France

  Normandy Foodie Highlights   What do you get when you combine miles of breathtaking coastline, fascinating historical landmarks, lush farmland and lively market towns?  The Normandy region of France boasts all of these features and so much more.  But aside from the picturesque landscapes, friendly locals and cultural discovery, Normandy is also home to some gastronomical delights.  Whether you’re ... Read More »

3 Prehistoric Sites to See in Dordogne France

3 Prehistoric Sites to See in Dordogne     The region of Dordogne is as beautiful as it is charming, with a picturesque countryside complete with a landscape dotted with ancient castles and foreboding fortresses.  Delightfully rural and refreshingly unblemished by touristy crowds, a visit to Dordogne offers a truly authentic French experience. Perhaps what this region has become best ... Read More »

5 Foods to Try in Loire Valley France

5 Foods to Try in Loire   Visit France’s Loire Valley and you may feel as though you’ve stepped into a time-worn fairytale, complete with ancient storybook castles, quaint old villages and historic towns, breathtaking scenery and picturesque architecture.  The area’s beauty is arguably unmatched by any other destination in the country.  It is a region rich with history and ... Read More »